What if you could build a bridge that helps connect families to their happy place? You can…
Parenting is hard, and COVID has made it much, much, harder. Even in Wake, many families are struggling to connect to a support system to raise and educate their young children. What if you could be that connection for a family? You can.
When families connect to programs like virtual home visiting and parenting skills groups, they gain the tools to continue raising and educating their young children during this pandemic. You can help bridge the gaps in accessing support exposed by COVID-19.
Your gift helps address immediate, urgent needs – like solving connectivity challenges for digitally-isolated families to connect them with family support programs or purchasing hard-to-find sanitizer and cleaning supplies for child care programs to stay open. These are needs YOU can address faster than any government action.
Feeling isolated during the pandemic, when stresses are especially high, threatens both child and family well-being. When we give families the tools they need to succeed, children thrive. Will you donate now and be the bridge that helps a young child?
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The Society was formed in honor of the visionaries that came together to form WCSS in 1996. When your donations, calculated from July 1, 2017 meet the threshold level of $1,996, you will be offered recognition in the 1996 Society. Please contact Phyllis Barbour to learn more about this special group of supporters and advocates.
Want to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone? Perhaps an early childhood teacher, director or parent educator? Just indicate that when you complete our online or printable donation form, and we’ll notify the honoree with a card acknowledging your gift.
Donations may be designated for the WCSS Scholarship Fund. To have your donation earmarked for this fund, please email Gary Carr, WCSS Director of Finance or call 919-723-9273. For a limited time, all donations made for Pre-K scholarships will be matched by Wake County – extending the reach of your gift.
Diversify your portfolio by investing in young children! For assistance with a gift of stock, please email Jordan Ray, Associate Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual, or call him at 919-755-3258.
Many employers, including Red Hat, Bank of America, GlaxoSmithKline, and Duke Energy Progress support employee giving with a match. Check with your company’s human resources department for its policy. For a limited time, Wake County will match all donations designated for the NC Pre-Kindergarten program. For more information, email Gary Carr, WCSS Director of Finance or call 919-723-9273.
Wake County Smart Start participates in The State Employees Combined Campaign. To designate your gift to WCSS, please use code 2315.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to WCSS. Just visit AmazonSmile, log on with your Amazon ID and designate Wake County Smart Start as your charitable organization of choice.
WCSS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your donation is tax deductible. For questions about your gift, please contact Phyllis Barbour, Director of Community Relations, at (919) 723-9271.
Financial information about Wake County Smart Start and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.